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Old 08-14-2009, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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Was just wondering how the recovery and rebuilding going in Mena since the tornado. Does anyone know?
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:14 AM
 
Location: OK
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According to my friend who lives there is is going, but slowly. I'll be there some time next week and will let you know first hand.
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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According to my friend who lives there is is going, but slowly. I'll be there some time next week and will let you know first hand.
Thanks!
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:25 PM
 
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The recovery is moving right along. Many of the damaged homes are looking brand new, the really bad ones are being leveled and the lots sold. Builders are buying some of them with plans to build spec homes. The Middle school will not be re-built. They have broken ground on the new High School and in 2 years it is finished, then the current high school will be the middle school. Businesses have new signs and windows, restaurants are busy with all the construction personel in town. Mostly, everyone has a positive attitude about how the disaster brought out the goodness in the people of Polk County. I know I am proud to live here and be part of it. It is still very hard to find a roofing contractor who isn't backed up.
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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It is still very hard to find a roofing contractor who isn't backed up.
I will tell you this right now...

If they're really good, they're covered up.

I've dealt with that a lot, and have been glad to be "put on the list".

I deal with some good contracters, but they ain't there tomorrow when I call them today.
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: EchoRidge Farm Arkansas
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I live just outside of Mena and work there. The recovery is going well but the loss of trees is heartbreaking. I drive through the worst hit areas to get to my job and for the first couple of weeks it was hard to keep from crying at the damage and loss. It is cleaned up but so many places that made my drive a joy are gone....
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Old 08-17-2009, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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Was that convicts I saw cleaning up debris about a week after the storm?
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: SW Michigan
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I was just reading from someone elses posting that Mena has perfect weather and no tornados..lol.. Sorry to hear that wasnt the case
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:58 AM
 
Location: IRAQ
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Unhappy Storms

When did the tornadoes hit? I hope that there was no loss in life.
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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When did the tornadoes hit? I hope that there was no loss in life.
It was in May I believe and yes, there were some, but not too many luckily. The town was devestated. (spelling)

I am sure someone will give you more details.

Nita
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